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A 19th century scrimshaw and polychromed whale's tooth with a whaling scene
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A 19th century scrimshaw and polychromed whale's tooth with a whaling scene

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A 19th century scrimshaw and polychromed whale's tooth with a whaling scene
[unsigned], engraved and polychromed; on the front with a whaling scene with a boat and several whales, one harpooned, and decorated at the top with a light house and American flags with the name Jireh Perry on a banner between the mast and the flags. The back decorated with numerous American flags and an eagle clutching olive branches and arrows and a banner with "E. Pluribus Unum" at the bottom. Cut and mounted on a mahogany base.
5 in. (12.7 cm.)
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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